New Assisted Living Facility Breaks Ground

A new assisted living facility will break ground this week in Port Huron. The 43,000 square foot Bridgewater Terrace Assisted Living project will be located near Lake Huron Medical Center’s campus and cost upwards of $9.5 million featuring 44 units.

The proposed development by Leisure Living Management came shortly after a visit to tour the city that was initiated by Port Huron’s City Manager James Freed. The company filed an application of proposed site plans with the city in July 2019. The Grand Rapids-based Leisure Living Management owns assisted living and memory care homes throughout the state. The slated Port Huron site is just under seven acres and will be located at 1403 Catherine McAuley Drive. 

Freed said the city has a focus on attracting young people, but also realizes the need for “retaining the elderly population is just as important because they are economic drivers.” He said, “This development will allow folks to age in place, in the neighborhood they love.”

A ceremonial groundbreaking on the project will be held by the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, January 28 beginning at 11:30 a.m., with a formal program taking place at 12 p.m. Freed said the project should be completed in 12-15 months.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.